ACSO recommends the following useful websites.


About Nonprofits

Information on how to start a nonprofit organization.

Affordable Care Act (ACA)

How the Affordable Care Act (ACA) impacts nonprofits.


California Arts Council's e-newsletter.

Arts Finance Resources

Financial management support to the nonprofit community.

Arts Reach

An arts marketing newsletter.


A daily digest of the arts, culture and ideas.

Association of Fundraising Professionals

Over 30,000 references and periodicals about fundraising and development.

Blue Avocado

Practical, provocative and fun food-for-thought for nonprofits.

California Alliance for Arts Education

Promotes, supports and advocates visual and performing arts education in California schools.

California Cultural Data Project

Provides comprehensive, standardized data on arts and culture in California.


The California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits) is a statewide membership organization that brings nonprofits together to advocate for the communities we serve.

Center for Nonprofit Management

Assists in improving the performance of nonprofit organizations.

Council on Foundations

Links to foundations, grant makers and philanthropy research.

From the Top

Celebrating the energy of America's kids and the power of classical music.

GG Arts Law

Concentrating in the fields of arts & entertainment, law and artists immigration.


IRS information about more than 600,000 charities and nonprofits.

Independent Sector

Provides access to information encouraging philanthropy & volunteerism.

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division Blog

FTM Arts Law addresses the complex legal and business issues facing the performing arts today by providing general advice and guidance.

League of American Orchestras

Provides leadership & advocacy for American orchestras.

M.I.N.D. Institute

The musical intelligence neural development institutes.

Management Library

An easy-to-access, clutter-free, comprehensive resource for nonprofit and for profit businesses.

Music for All Foundation

Expanding the role of music and the arts in education.

Musical America

The business source for the performing arts.

Musical Chairs

World's best site for musical jobs.

NAMM Foundation

National Association of Music Merchants.

Performing Arts Encyclopedia

Explore music, theater, and dance at the Library of Congress.


The orchestra musician forum.

San Francisco Classical Voice

The Bay Area's most complete source for classical music news and reviews.

The American Music Center

A national service and information center for new American music.

The Foundation Center

Collects, organizes, analyzes and distributes information on foundations and corporate giving.

The Western States Arts Federation

Dedicated to the creative advancement and preservation of the arts.

Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA)

El-Sistema inspired program.